Post by Shantis on Apr 24, 2018 3:48:36 GMT -5
Oocly: Letter to Miranda, the priestess of the Temple of Sune in Suzail.
*A sealed letter is delivered by a messenger to Lady Miranda at a temple in Suzail. The letter is carefully written, and the letter stamp has the carefully detailed Sune symbol.*
"Dear priestess Miranda,
Thank you for the space provided last time to perform the purification ritual and vows on behalf of Lady Firehair, occurred a few days ago, to server her.
As we have discussed before, I am embarking on a long and arduous training to seek solutions, under the values of the Lady Firehair, and to deal with family problems and with the repercussions of a long curse affecting one of my relatives. I am writing this letter, officiating my vows to continue my training officially. Some of them I had already adopted in my daily life, but formalizing it through you, Sune, and you can guide me, if at any time, my faith, my common sense and my knowledge need some direction. I have already made these vows directly to the Lady Firehair in my prayers and thoughts, and already informed by aletter to my mother, Priestess Pamela in Waterdeep. And I am informing you of this letter, reinforcing the same vows I have already made with you in person.
My first vow is humility. It may seem strange for a Sunite to be humble, which everyone emphasizes beauty and love, as well as art... But vanity shows us our most horrible side, how arrogant and insensitive we are to others, exposing our best worst possible way, turning the beautifil in something corrupted and ugly.
I can be young and beautiful, and have a respectable beauty to the point of receiving compliments. But the superficial beauty of our skin goes away with time, and the beauties of my actions are eternal. I prefer to care for a dignified and respectful beauty than an empty and futile beauty. That is why, although I dress well, I will try to avoid exposing my face except exceptions where I am among my best friends, relatives, within the temple of the goddess (for to her I must be without a hood or disguise, respectfully) or when any social event requires it.
My second vow is to become an Undead Hunter. It is not an easy vote to follow, I admit, being more suited to a paladin or priest. As far as I can, I will hunt down and purge all the horror and ugliness of the world that breaks the laws of nature, and corrupts innocence and love. I am at the very beginning of my training and because of this, I will engage my knowledge, contacts and resources to improve myself in this, knowing better the "art" of dealing with the living dead, either to purify and save their lost souls or to destroy their evil presence. When requested by the temple or by adventurers, I will go with them to help them. I hope that my faith and current skills will be able to help them. If not, I myself will go alone, to purify and eradicate this ugliness that disturbs all.
My third vow is to protect the sincere romance. This means that when asked to help someone on behalf of the goddess Sune, to declare to someone their passion, or need help to better understand how to deal with love problems, I will assist with guidance, advice or even help, from that those involved are sincere in their love. As additional care, never aid the breakup of two hearts that love each other, never break couples that they love. Just propagate love, do not destroy it. This means that this vow also means that I will help anyone who has trouble dealing with love, or even finding it.
My fourth vow is the Vow of Service. In the name of Sune, I will be willing to serve in the temple whenever requested. To teach art to those who are looking for a teacher. To help with temple maintenance, whether with money or even services. I can not heal people as a priestess, but respectfully, I can help in so many other things that are directly requested of me, or when some of our temple's faithful formally needs our help.
My fifth vow is to protect the arts, especially through children. All children deserve to learn about the charm and beauty of the arts. Be they rich or poor. Whenever you need it, I will promote the arts among them, teaching them to paint, sculpt, draw and act. Those who wish to follow the path of the arts, I will help, finding teachers and patrons later, as adults, to be happy and spread the beauty of the arts to all. To adults, when art is dedicated with the spirit of beauty and love, it must be propagated and protected with my life. And their authors, respected and helped. To the counterfeiters, denounced, exposed and hunted by justice, whether of men or the goddess.
My chosen weapon to represent me in the battlefield is the rapier. A noble weapon, beautiful and practical. Fast and skilful. I do not dare use the silk whip for me, because this holy right is reserved for the paladins and priests.
I will follow the path destined for the few, seeking enlightenment and protection for others despite the risk to myself. To purify and free the fallen, to save and guide the lost, to protect and respect the beauty of life, love and passion.
Respectfully, I wish to keep my vow of humility, awaiting the moment that the goddess herself and her faithful ones recognize me as worthy of their faith. Because of this, I will dispense any formal titles or offical references, let the beauty of my acts speak for myself, and let the goddess and her faithful decide what is the best way to be recognized among them, at the right time for all. I prefer that this recognition by the path I walk is due to merit, and because of this, my faith should be tested and forged by the beauty of Sune, and by her passion for the peace and beauty of his followers, who demonstrate your love for our Lady Firehair with songs, poems and art of the most varied types and forms.
Respectfully, thank you for all the help and attention for listening to me personally and for reading this letter. And I'll always be at your disposal whenever you need me.
That love of Sune guide us, inspire us your passion, and your art in enchanted by its unique beauty.